LARGE PRINT Booklist
July – December 2011
The Kingdom: a Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood
On a journey that will take them across Asia and embroil them with unsavory characters
and strange technology, the Fargos are hunting for a missing investigator of a Texas oil
baron. Their trail will cross ancient Tibetan kingdoms, strange airships and a skeleton
that could change the story of human evolution.
The Race : an Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
It’s 1910 and Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first person to cross the US
by air in fifty days. Whiteway is sponsoring Josephine Frost even though her husband is
determined to kill her and anyone who interferes. Detective Isaac Bell has tangled with
mob leader Harry Frost before and knows that everyone involved will be in his sights.
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
An eleven year old boy boards a ship bound of England and at mealtimes is seated at
the “Cat’s Table” with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys. As the ship makes its
way across the seas, the boys tumble from one boisterous adventure to another.
C HRISTIAN F ICTION
A Lasting Impression: Belmont Mansion Bk1 by Tamera Alexander (Historical)
Only a year after the Civil War ended artist Claire Laurent is forced to move from New
Orleans to Nashville where she meets Sutton Monroe, an old aquintance. Monroe is
determined to seek vengeance against the men who killed his father but he is about to
discover that his course of action has a cost he didn’t expect.
Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer
With the advent of mandatory public education in Ohio Caleb Bender decides to move
his family to Mexico. There, they face the challenges of life in a foreign country and a
different culture. The whole family wrestles with the unexpected changes they face.
House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson
When her father sets up a reunion for Bailee and his other daughters at their old
homestead, it becomes a time to reflect on the unusual circumstances that have
changed their lives. Will Bailee let God guide her to a healing and a chance for love?
Valley of Dreams: Wild West Wind Bk1 by Lauraine Snelling (historical)
When Cassie Lockwood’s mother died, Cassie began travelling with her father’s Wild
West Show. When her father died she continued until her uncle bankrupted the company
and she was forced to make a decision. So she headed for the Black Hills with some
longtime friends to discover her father’s dream.
Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman
Josie was a frightened teenager when she gave up her daughter to be raised by an Old
Order Amish couple. Now that she’s older, she longs to reconnect with her daughter who
is promised to the local bishop’s son. Will her plans be derailed?
Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman
When Englisher and journalist Carley Marek visits her Amish friend Lillian, she’s in for a
bit of culture shock. But she’ll get an article out of it anyway. Just when Carley is settling
in, Lillian’s son takes ill, but the local doctor is being shunned and can’t help.
Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman
Lillian grew up in Lancaster County in an ustable situation and moved to her
grandparents farm for some peace. As she befriended a young boy, she can’t help her
feelings for the boy’s father. Will Lillian find her faith in “Plain” living?
CHRISTIAN M YSTERY
Deadly Pursuit: Guardians of Justice Bk2 by Irene Hannon
Social worker Alison Taylor spends her time protecting the rights of children. So when
she starts receiving strange “gifts” from an unknown source, she’s the one in need of
protection. When the situation gets worse her brother and detective friend Mitch Morgan
come to her aid. Now protecting Alison has become a full-time job for Mitch.
Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills
Special Agent Meghan Connors’ dream of protecting the President is just one assignment
away from reality. She’s assigned to work with agent Ash Zinders who’s hard charging
and unpredictable. And now Ash is after the same promotion as Meghan.
Lie For Me by Karen Young
When Tucker Kane’s ex-wife is murdered he asks his fiance’ Lauren Holloway to cover
for him so he won’t be accused of the crime. Lauren refuses and Tucker flees. Months
later when Lauren sees Tucker at an antiques fair he says he’s trying to clear himself.
Lauren soon uncovers a web of lies that threaten her life.
C HRISTIAN R OMANCE
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin
Alice Ripley is a bookworm living in a dreamworld most of the time. Suddenly she loses
her library job and her boyfriend leaves her for greener pastures. So Alice heads up to
the mountains of Kentucky and finds volunteer work in the local library. There she meets
a host of folks who show her that real life can be as exciting as any book.
The Healing: Kentucky Brothers Bk2 by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Amish widower Samuel Fisher journeys from Pennsyvania to Kentucky to ease his grief.
Will this single father find the answers he’s looking for? Esther Beiler has been looking
after the children and has a crush on Sam. Can she win his heart?
A Wedding Quilt for Ella: Little Valley Series Bk1 by Jerry S. Eicher
Ella Yoder had wedding plans with Aden Wengerd. In June they were planning to wed
and build their dreams. Suddenly Aden was taken from her, but the community rallied
around to provide comfort at a time like this. Meanwhile Ella’s family is pressuring her to
marry the new bishop.
Treasuring Emma: a Middlefield Family Novel by Kathleen Fuller
Emma was Adam’s first love, but circumstances made them both choose different paths
in life. Emma’s heart breaks again when Adam returns to the Amish community of
Middlefield, Ohio. Can Adam convince Emma to give love a second chance?
The Caregiver: Families of Honor, Bk1 by Shelley Shepard Gray
Lucy has her plate pretty full. The recent death of her husband has made her glad for
the train ride to visit her dying cousin Matte. As they travel through Cleveland Lucy sees
only two other Amish on board. As they band together for comfort, Lucy realizes that
she might clash with these new personalities.
A Cowboy’s Touch: a Big Sky Romance by Denise Hunter
Abigail Jones isn’t sure how she went from big-city columnist to small-town nanny, but
her new charge is growing on her, to say nothing of her ruggedly handsome boss. Love
blossoms between Abigail and Wade, despite their better judgement. Wade’s ranch
needs a woman’s touch and Abigail needs a cowboy’s touch.
Love By The Book: Ladies of Summerhill Novel Bk3 by Cara James (historical)
Melinda Hollister is looking for a rich hubby before she’s penniless. Nick Bryson is “all
business” in his fathers shipping line. They rarely gave each other a second glance
despite being related. When tragedy required them to look after their nieces, they got
to know each other better. Their love grew for the toddlers and for each other.
Learning: Bailey Flanigan Series Bk2 by Karen Kingsbury
Bailey and Cody are on career tracks that are making romance impossible. Bailey is
headed to NY to be a dancer, and Cody wants to work with local kids as a coach.
Reaching out to each other has been difficult. Will they be able to cross that bridge?
Longing: Bailey Flanigan Series Bk3 by Karen Kingsbury
After a long and lonely silence from Cody, Bailey gets closer to her Hollywood co-star,
Brandon. Nights on the town in NY and long talks on the balcony of his Malibu home
make Bailey wonder if her days with Cody are over. What a stinker he is not to call!
The Mercy: The Rose Trilogy Bk3 by Beverly Lewis
Two sisters yearning for new beginnings: Hen cares for her injured husband uncertain of
the future. And Rose welcomes a second chance at love when she least expects it.
An Amish Love by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long
Three-in-one! Beth Wiseman’s “Healing Hearts,” Kathleen Fuller’s “What the Heart Sees,”
and Kelly Long’s “A Marriage of the Heart.”
When All My Dreams Come True: Colorado Runaway Series, Bk1 by J. Mowery
Bobbie grew up on a ranch without a mother and was known as a tomboy. She never
appreciated her feminine wiles until she took a liking to her new employer. Rancher Jace
Kincaid figured the Lord was testing his faith when Bobbie showed up looking for work.
The Promise of an Angel by Ruth Reid
Judith Fischer is convinced she’s met an angel. Her insistence frustrates her fiance Levi
and the Community as well. Only Andrew Lapp believes her. If she continues to put her
hope in the angel’s message will she risk losing everything she holds dear?
A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson (historical)
Miss Fanney Rousseau is a self-centered woman from a rich family and Reverend Sam
Beck is on a mission to reach out to the most unloveable people in Montana. As they
steam up the Missouri river, their mutal attraction grows.
Plain Promise: A Daughters of the Promise Novel by Beth Wiseman
Sadie wonders if she’ll ever find true love after her husband’s death. When wealthy
Englisher Saunders rents her guest cottage for a month Sadie comes to see hope for the
future. Kade has a 5-year old autistic son, and Sadie grows close to both. But Sadie
wonders if this man is good for a friend or more.
Plain Proposal: a Daughters of the Promise Novel by Beth Wiseman
Miriam Raber is waiting for Saul Fisher to propose. But Saul is struggling with his
decision. Miriam can’t wait forever. Meanwhile Miriam notices the advances of Jesse
Dienner, who is committed to marry and remain in the Old Order Amish community.
F ANTASY F ICTION
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning (Bestseller)
MacKayla Lane and her sister Alina were banished from Ireland forever. Only later would
she discover she was descended from a family line both gifted and cursed. With her
sister dead, Mackayla sought out her killer only to be plunged into an ancient conflict
between humans and Fae, where the hunters become the hunted.
Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Post-human criminal, mind burglar, and trickster Jean le Flambeur is lodged inside
Dilemma Prison. He is rescued by flirtatious Mieli and her spacecraft and taken to the
Moving City of Mars where time is currency and memories are treasures. Meili offers
Jean the chance to gain freedom in exchange for a second chance to pull off a heist.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A magical circus arrives in town without announcement and it’s open only at night.
Behind the scenes a fierce competition is going on between magicians Celia and Marco,
and only one can win. Although they love each other, they must play the game out.
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
Lou Sufferns’ career demands his full attention and his presence all the time. This comes
at the cost of time spent with his family. One day he befriends a homeless man, Gabe,
who makes it his mission to show Lou what really matters and the value of time.
Joy For Beginners by Erica Bauermeister (Women’s Fiction)
Six women hold a festive dinner party for their friend Kate’s cancer recovery. Kate vows
to do the one thing that terrifies her: whitewater rafting. But she also promises to
choose a challenge for each of her friends.
Once Upon a Time There Was You by Elizabeth Berg
When tragedy strikes, Irene and John come together to support the daughter they both
love so deeply. Berg’s fiction allows us to reflect on our deepest emotions, and her gifts
as a writer make this novel an unforgettable story about the power of love, the
unshakeable bonds of family, and the beauty of second chances.
The Wedding Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
Sarah McClure hardly suspected that her devotion and dedication would lead to the
founding of Elm Creek Quilts. Now with the impending marriage of her daughter, she
reminisces about the brides of Elm Creek Manor past and present.
Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
Georgia Bottoms is well known for her beauty, wealth and piety, but no one realizes that
she’s fallen on hard times. But that’s never stopped Georgia, who’s inventiveness has
landed her with six lovers who keep her well heeled. None of her current lovers knows
about the others until the preacher confesses all in a moment of contrition.
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Bestseller)
The African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn’t. And it’s
what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you will want to
tell everyone about it. Please don’t tell them what happens. The magic will unfold.
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos
What if saying hello to an old friend meant saying good-bye to life as you know it? With
her trademark vivid prose, and gift for creating captivating characters, Marisa de los
Santos returns with a moving novel about our deepest human connections.
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (Bestseller)
Madeleine’s life is complicated. Charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead turns up in a
college seminar, and soon Madeleine is in a highly charged relationship. Then another
old flame returns convinced that he and Madeleine are destined to be lovers. During the
year everyone is forced to re-evaluate what they learned in school.
Lost December by Richard Paul Evans (Christmas)
When wealthy heir to the Crisps Copy Center fortune, Luke Crisp decides to dodge his
father’s plans and take off with his trust fund, he discovers some of life’s most valuable
lessons. Working his way back up the corporate ladder in secret, he falls in love with a
struggling single mom and co-worker.
Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank
Folly Beach has long been one of South Carolina’s most historic and romantic spots. Cate
Cooper spent her childhood there. But now, with the death of her husband and loss of
her fortune, she’s ready for a new start. Folly Beach holds that promise for Cate.
An Angel For Christmas by Heather Graham (Christmas)
Christmas with the McDougals has always been edgy but this year is especially strained.
In the midst of a shouting match a mysterious stranger appears, then another.
Reluctantly, the family invites both in but only one will bring Christmas home for them.
Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb (Christmas)
From the Funicello’s bus-station lunch counter to the elementary school playground (with
an uproarious stop at the Pillsbury Bake-Off), here is a vivid slice of 1960s life, a wise
and witty holiday tale that celebrates where we’ve been-and how far we’ve come.
1225 Christmas Tree Lane: A Cedar Cove Novel by Debbie Macomber (Christmas)
Beth Moorehouse expects this Christmas to be one of the best. Her business is
prospering and her family is doing well. And her romance with the local vet is showing
promise. Unexpectedly her daughters decide to invite Beth’s ex over for Christmas.
The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew (historical)
Set in 1950s North Carolina, Jubie Watts is on a vacation journey that will change her life
forever. Riding along are her siblings, parents and black maid Mary Luther. As they travel
further into the south the racial tension builds. In the end, Jubie must face reality and
ask some hard questions about her family and society.
The Dog Who Came in From the Cold: Corduroy Mansions Bk2 by Alexander
McCall-Smith (Humor) Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay and the dog crew residing in
Corduroy Mansions are back.
A Lawman’s Christmas by Linda Lael Miller (Christmas)
Love comes home for the holidays in a new McKettricks tale. Dara Rose Nolan is left with
her two children when her husband is killed in the line of duty. She has to make some
hard decisions as she’s living under the new sheriff’s roof. Temporary sheriff McKettrick
wants a family of his own and hopes to make a new start with Dara.
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
In the Balkins, still mending from years of violent conflict, enters a young doctor named
Natalia. As she works with the children, dressing their wounds, she is pulled into local
superstitions and secrets of the past. Amidst all the anguish around her, she persists in
finding out what happened to her grandfather.
Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer
A wife struggles to make sense of her husband’s disappearance. A mother mourns her
son through his music collection. Two teenagers from totally different families forge a
close friendship only to discover the paradox of sex.
The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby Summerhill’s family has drifted apart.
They haven’t spent a Christmas together since then. But now that Gabby’s getting
remarried she wants to invite them all, but she won’t tell anyone who the groom is.
Love, Honor and Betray by Kimberla Lawson Roby
The infamous Reverend Curtis Black’s sordid past has finally caught up with him.
When his mistress dies and leaves him with a 2-year old daughter on his hands, his wife
is angry and although they take the girl in, she is shunned by her step-mother.
Eventually Black and his wife go their separate ways.
Swamplandia! By Karen Russell
Set in the Everglades, the Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, overtaken by a
sophisticated competitor. As her family slowly dies, disappears, departs or defects,
thirteen year old Ava is left to manage ninety-eight gators and her own grief.
Kindred Spirits by Sarah Strohmeyer
After a particularly bruising PTA meeting, four young mothers decide to form the Lady’s
Society for the Conservation of Martinis. Meeting once a month, the women share laughs
and secrets until one member suddenly dies and leaves a request that the others sort
out her belongings. There they find a shocking secret.
Rules of Civilty by Amor Towles (Women’s Fiction)
Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of
cool nerve, Katey Kontent embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool to
the upper echelons of 1938 New York high society.
The Submission by Amy Waldman
What would happen if a select NY committee were tasked to choose an artist to create a
memorial in honor of a great trajedy and the winner turned out to be Muslim? Their
conflicted response is at the heart of this timely, thought provoking novel.
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
This is the story of four women bound by commitment and change who struggle to
answer the question, “What does it really mean to be a mom?” We enter the hearts of
women’s lives, with an unforgettable and timely tale of class and entitlement, surrogacy
and donorship, the rights of parents and the measure of motherhood.
H ISTORICAL F ICTION
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
Before the children, Luce was content with the rewards of the rich Appalachian
landscape, choosing to live alone. But the coming of the children changed everything,
opening her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. Set in 1960s NC.
The Lady of the Rivers: The Cousin’s War Bk3 by Phillipa Gregory
Jacquetta has inherited the gift of 2nd sight. Married to the Regent of France, her only
friend in the household, Richard Woodville is with her when her husband dies. The two
marry in secret and Jacquetta dedicates all her resources to serving the King and Queen.
Madame Tussaud: a Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran
Spanning five years from the budding French Revolution to the Reign of Terror, the
novel brings us into the world of a heroine whose talent saved her life and preserved the
faces of a vanished kingdom. Madame Tussaud is invited by the king’s sister to visit
Versailles and give instruction.
A Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry (English Mystery)
Caroline travels with husband Joshua Fielding and his theatrical troupe bent on
performing Dracula, a script written by the daughter of millionaire Charles Netheridge.
Charles wants his daughter’s debut to be a success, but in the end there is murder.
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
See continues the story of Chinese sisters Pearl and May and Pearl’s strong-willed teen
daughter Joy. Reeling from family secrets, Joy returns to Shanghai to find her birth
father. But while there throws herself into the New Society of Red China indifferent to
the dangers of the communist regime.
The Vault: an Inspector Wexford Novel by Ruth Rendell
Chief Inspector Reg Wexford is finally retired. So when Detective Superintendant Tom
Ede asks for his assistance with a difficult case, he jumps at the chance. It seems a
simple enough case of two couples dumped in a fashionable housing area until Wexford
gets more of the details and finds his own life in danger.
A Drop of the Hard Stuff: a Matthew Scudder Novel by Lawrence Block
Exploring themes of loss, nostalgia, and redemption, in this new novel Lawrence Block
circles back to how it all began, reestablishing the Matthew Scudder series as one of the
pinnacles of American fiction.
Back of Beyond by C. J. Box
When recovering cop Cody Hoyt hears that his AA sponsor Hank Winters has been found
dead in a remote cabin, he ignores the rumors of suicide and follows the clues. When
they lead to a Yellowstone outfitter that includes his own son as a party member, Cody
is determined to stop the killer.
Murder Unleashed by Rita Mae Brown
Real estate broker Babs Gallagher enlists Jeep Reed and Mags Rogers, along with wire-
haired dachshund “Baxter” and German shepherd “King,” to start a community outreach
program. But that means going up against uncaring utility companies, corrupt officials,
ruthless politicians and a ruthless murderer.
Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke
When Danny Boy Lorca reports a torture-murder in the desert of southwest Texas,
Sheriff Hackenberry Holland is on the scene and he has a suspect: Anton Ling who is
known to be sheltering illegals. Hackenberry seems obsessed with Ling and repeatedly
interviews her. But is there another reason?
Phantom Evil by Heather Graham
Paranormal agent Adam Harrison is tasked to form a group of paranormal investigators
and each member has a special talent. They are tasked to investigate an old New
Orleans mansion where a senator’s wife fell to her death. Did she jump or pushed?
Betrayal of Trust by J. A. Jance
What appears at first glance to be an innocent scary film turns deadly when a young
girl’s body turns up. Fortunately, the Governor is able to turn for help to his friend J.P.
Beaumont to solve the mystery. Not only is the Governor’s son involved, but it now
appears that the murder was no accident and the clues lead further up the food chain.
The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
Years ago they were all best friends but as they became adults they grew apart and
forgot about the lie in their past. When Gordon, the youngest of the group, suddenly
dies, the group was left to wonder if that long ago lie could stay hidden.
Force of Habit by Alice Loweecey
Ex-nun Giulia Falcone is now a private investigator working with new boss, foul-
mouthed, soft-hearted ex-cop Frank Driscoll. She feels guilty about her change of life-
style and her crush on her boss. But her next case will get her into the fight of her life.
Killing the Blues by Robert B. Parker
Paradise, MA is about to get a whole lot more complicated when a string of car thefts
turns into murder. And just when Jesse Stone is working up a new relationship with a PR
exec who has plans for Paradise. Now, a mysterious figure causes trouble for Jesse.
A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Camache Novel by Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Gamache is called to a small village where he finds a world of nuance,
shadow and light. Even when the facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear if what
they’ve found is the truth or simply a trick of the light.
Acceptable Loss: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry
When the body of small time crook, Mickey Parfitt, is found, Monk investigates. He finds
Parfitt was leading vile operations. When he brings his wife Hester into the inquiry they
find more crimes by some of the empire’s most respected men.
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Eve Dallas may have left the N.Y. police but she still has nightmares to deal with. Isaac
McQueen was taken down by her years ago, but he’s back on the street and bent on
carrying out his sadistic plans and wreaking vengeance on Eve.
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All Things Undying: A Hannah Ives Mystery by Marcia Talley
Hannah’s holiday on the English coast takes a strange turn when a stranger gives her a
message from her long dead mother. Her mother, Susan Parker, is a well-known
medium, but just as Hannah reaches out to make contact, her mother is struck by a car.
A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
When Army nurse Bess Crawford returns to London from the front in France and
discovers a woman sheltering on her doorstep, she invites her in and then follows her to
Vixen Hill to assist. The chaos that follows puts Crawford at risk of arrest or murder.
Monument to Murder: a Capital Crimes Novel by Margaret Truman
Savannah P.I. Robert Brixton is investigating a cold case that leads him into the
underbelly of the city’s power elite. Here he discovers an underground government
organization that’s been murdering politicians for decades in the name of patriotism.
Son of Stone: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington’s life is complicated. After visiting his former love, Arrington, in Bel Air,
he’s back in New York hoping to cash in on his new business partnership. Arrington
springs a surprise by introducing her child, fathered by Barrington, years earlier.
C OZY M YSTERY
If You Can’t Stand the Heat: Poppy Markham, Culinary Cop by Robin Allen
Poppy Markham grew up around her father’s eatery in Austin, TX. When she finally had
enough working under her abrasive sister Ursula, she becomes a food inspector. Now,
during the re-opening of the Grille, the Chef is stabbed to death with Ursula’s knife!
The Crafty Killing by Lorraine Bartlett
Artisans Alley is the main attraction in the Victoria Square shopping area. Business under
Ezra had been faltering. But was that enough for someone to kill him? As Katie Bonner
digs deeper into Ezra’s death, her husband’s death suddenly seems suspicious.
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: a Flavia De Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley (Christmas)
It’s Christmas and Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and
crime-solving, is whipping up a concoction to catch Saint Nick. Distracted by a movie set
on her estate, a body turns up strangled with a peice of film.
Deadly Notions: a Southern Sewing Circle Mystery by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
When self important paegant-mom Ashley Lawson stirs up the Sweet Briar Ladies
Society, all the members wish she’d get lost. So when Ashley turns up dead, the group
puts their heads together to uncover the killer.
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Bedeviled Eggs: A Cackleberry Club Mystery by Laura Childs
The ladies of the Cackleberry Club café are busy getting stuff done for the Halloween
party. Amidst all the fun happenings mayoral candidate Chuck Peebles is shot with a
crossbow. Then there’s another murder on the Quilt trail. It’s clear murder is afoot.
The Diva Cooks a Goose: A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis (Christmas)
Sophie attemps to bolster the community’s holiday spirit when the holiday feast is stolen
by a grinch. Just when things are looking up, her sister-in-laws ex-husband shows up
with a new girlfriend. When the girlfriend dies Sophie starts eying her relatives.
Scotched by Kaitlyn Dunnett
When Liss MacCrimmon suffers an injury at a Scottish dance festival she’s forced to
return home to Moosetookalook, Maine where she helps her aunt run a Scottish
emporium and solves local murders. And opportunity abounds in her sleepy hometown.
Spider Web: a Benni Harper Mystery by Earlene Fowler
Benni and the ladies of the Coffin Star Quilt Club are excited to participate in the local
Memory Festival. When a local cop is wounded by a sniper bent on revenge, Benni tries
to protect her friends and her husband, police chief Gabe.
Dick Francis’s Gamble by Felix Frances
Former jockey Nicholas Foxton and his friend Herb Kovak are spending a day at the
races when Kovak is murdered right in front of his friend. They were independent
financial advisors for an investment firm, but how well did he know his friend.
Killer in Control: A Key West Mystery by Dorothy Francis
After a botched surgery ends her singing career, Kitt Morgan joins the police in her Iowa
town. When she’s forced to take leave after a shooting, she visits her sister’s B&B in
Florida where she investigates a lodgers murder. Will she want to return to Iowa?
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
When Rebecca’s uncle passes away and leaves her his Gold Rush antique store, she
notices little clues he left all over. Following up on one, she travels to Nevada City
accompanied by “cat loving” neighbor Monty, and she finds her uncle’s oldest enemy.
Dead By Midnight by Carolyn Hart
Annie Darling, owner of Death on Demand Mystery Bookstore, decides to investigate a
recent apparent suicide. There are some clues: a towel, no fingerprints, and blood on a
shirt. Annie sets the perfect trap, her cell phone rings and Death is on the line!
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Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly
When Kathleen Paulson leaves Boston and moves to Minnesota, she meets two stray
cats who seem unusually helpful. They become Owen and Hercules and when a murder
occurs too close to home the two help solve the crime and save their “owner.”
Stitch Me Deadly: An Embroidery Mystery by Amanda Lee
Marcy owns the “Seven Year Stitch,” an embroidery shop in Tallulah, OR. Her best friend
owns the coffee shop down the street and her wolfhound Angus is everyone’s mascot.
When a client mysteriously dies after coming to the shop, they all spring into action.
No Rest for the Wicked: a Jane Serrano Mystery by Elizabeth C. Main
Recent widow Jane Serrano wants life to return to normal at Thornton’s Books in
Juniper, Oregon. She’s still upset after turning in a local murderer. Now she’s focused on
love interest Nick Constantine. A recent murder points to a book club member.
Late Edition : The Godmothers Bk3 by Fern Michaels
Teresa “Toots” Loudenberry is adventurous, but ever since her friends convinced her to
start holding seances, life in Malibu has gotten too dramatic for even Toots. Ida receives
a message from beyond pointing to suspicious circumstances in her husband’s death.
And Mavis has been acting odd, prompting the notice of the others.
Books Can Be Deceiving: A Library Lover’s Mystery by Jenn McKinlay
New Director of the Briar Creek Public Libary, Lindsey Norris, is just getting her feet wet
when a New York editor visits town creating a buzz. Lindsey’s friend Beth wants to sell
the editor her children’s book, but her boyfriend gets in the way. When the girls decide
to straighten out the boyfriend, they find him dead. Beth becomes the prime suspect.
A Lesson In Secrets: a Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear (British)
Maisie Dobbs’ career takes an exciting turn when the British government asks her to
become an agent sniffing out anti-government agitators. When her college’s foremost
pacifist is murdered and she is ordered to stand back, Maisie decides to do some
personal sleuthing. What she discovers about the government is unsettling.
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C ONTEMPORARY R OMANCE
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
Ellis, Julia, and Dorie, best friends since grade school and in their thirties are at the
crossroads of life and love. A month on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is just what
they need. Ty Bazemore is their landlord and Maryn Shackleford, a stranger is on the
run. Five people are on a journey to a happier life.
Swept Off Her Feet by Hester Browne
Evie and Alice are sisters on a mission. Evie hunts for antiques while her sister Alice is
determined to pull her sister out of her comfort zone through romance. Alice arranges
for Evie to appraise a Scottish castle antiques and one moody heir Robert McAndrew.
Bring Me Home For Christmas: a Virgin River Novel Bk14 by Robyn Carr
This Christmas Becca Timm’s priority is getting over her heartbreak of losing Denny
Cutler to the military. So she’s decided to head up to Virgin River to surprise her father’s
hunting camp. An unexpected accident provides a surprise stay with Denny.
Bannon Brothers: Trust by Janet Dailey
25 years ago the Montgomery’s little girl was abducted. And R.J. Bannon’s usual line of
work doesn’t include cold cases. He knows the chances are slim, but he just can’t let this
one go. Especially since he met artist Erin Randall who shares connections with the girl.
An Amish Christmas: Brides of Amish Country Bk3 by Patricia Davids
When Karen finds a beaten man on Amish property, she takes him in and finds that his
memory is gone. While recovering, he does odd jobs on the farm. As Christmas draws
near, the simple grace of Karen’s life inspires John to make her dreams come true.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Victoria grew up in foster care and came to appreciate the world through flowers. When
free of the system, she came to live in the public park, managing her own garden.
Discovered by a local florist, she learned of her ability to help others, but a secret from
the past challenged her chances at happiness.
Coming Up For Air by Patti Callahan Henry
Ellie Calvin is caught in a dying marriage and a life she knows she’s losing. Everything
changes when her controlling mother dies. Ellie meets an old boyfriend who oddly is
doing research on Ellie’s mother. As the two join forces to investigate, they fall in love.
The Golden Valkyrie by Iris Johansen
When P.I. Honey Winston is hired to steal letters from visiting dignitary Prince Rubinoff,
she’s prepared for the worst. She finds the prince charming and Irresistible. The Prince
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feels the same and is determined to keep Honey by his side. The tables are turned when
Rubinoff appoints her his personal bodyguard.
Laughter in the Rain by Debbie Macomber
Abby Carpenter has been involved with predictable, practical Logan Fletcher for years.
Suddenly one day she meets his complete opposite in the form of handsome Tate
Harding. Does an everyday guy like Logan have a chance?
1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber
The ongoing bric-a-brac of daily life continues anew in Cedar Cove. Bruce Peyton’s wife
has left after enduring the stress of the household while pregnant. Their daughter is
causing Bruce no end of headaches. Lync Wyse’s father-in-law is trying to destroy his
business and Charlotte Rhodes is becoming more forgetful causing her family concern.
Only Yours by Susan Mallery
Montana and Simon are two of a kind: both looking for Mr. and Mrs. Right. Both have
careers they adore and both care for each other. Can Montana’s therapy dogs help her in
her quest and can Simon’s feelings for Montana lead him to a home in Fool’s Gold?
Only Mine by Susan Mallery
Dakota is love starved. And to top it off, her job is interviewing eligible bachelors for the
romance reality show. She hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes in.
Only His by Susan Mallery
Nevada is looking for romance in Fool’s Gold. And she’s the only one who doesn’t have a
love life. Starting over she accepts a job working with her first love Tucker Janack! He’s
a “business only” kind of guy, but when his “partner” works out, all the rules get broken.
Against the Fire: The Raines of Wind Canyon: Bk2 by Kat Martin
Gabriel, a former “bad boy” is now a successful developer. But someone is targeting his
projects and the police suspect it is Angel, a local troubled teen. Mattie Baker works at
the Family Abuse Center and wants to disprove their suspicions.
Against the Law: The Raines of Wind Canyon Bk3 by Kat Martin
Devlin Raines, the most unsettled of the Raines boys, has been lying low in the romance
game, protecting himself from more pain. But he can never say no to a beautiful woman.
So when Lark Delaney asks him to find her sisters lost child, he’s back in the game.
Creed’s Honor: The Creed Cowboys Bk2 by Linda Lael Miller
When Connor Creed’s uncle took him under his wing, Connor remained forever grateful.
But when his “badboy” brother Brody shows up after years apart, Connor has an identity
crisis. Leave it to fate that beautiful Tricia McCall would show up just in time.
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Willow by Linda Lael Miller
In 1883, the railroad had only recently come to Montana Territory, and Willow Gallagher,
who spent her childhood among the outlaw camps there was finally returned to her
father. Newly married to railroad baron Gideon Marshall, she now finds herself torn
between her new love and her brother in the outlaw camps.
Merciless by Diana Palmer
Joceline Perry is assistant to handsome and eligible FBI agent Jon Blackhawk. All the
women are after him, but Joceline runs interferance. Although she finds him attractive,
she is a single mom with responsibilities. When his life is put on the line by a vengeful
criminal, she comes to his aid fueling the love between them.
Serendipity by Carly Phillips
Her father’s ponzi scheme and her own divorce has made a return to Serendipity a tough
job for Faith Harrington. Then a chance meeting with her former flame Ethan Barron
rekindles the flame between them. When Ethan hires Faith, she’s in for trouble.
The Next Always: The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy Bk1 by Nora Roberts
The historic hotel in Boonsboro, Maryland has endured through the centuries and seen a
lot of history. Now the new owners are giving it a facelift. Beckett, the architect hired for
the job has his eye on the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.
Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons
In her newest novel, Anne Rivers Siddons takes us back to Georgia with a spellbinding
tale of love and betrayal within a wealthy southern family.
44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel (Bestseller)
44 Charles Street becomes a small community of boarders when Francesca Thayer
decides she needs to pay the bills. A motley crew of men and women from all walks of
life become residents and the house fills with laughter, heartbreak, and of course, hope.
Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel
A terrifying act of violence and two extremely unlikely love affairs turn lives inside out.
Valerie, April, and Jack discover that life itself can be a celebration and that’s a gift.
Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel
Hugues Martin purchases a rundown hotel in NY and turns it into a magical place where
the rich & famous come and go.
Home Again: The Chesapeake Diaries Bk2 by Mariah Stewart
Dallas is an award-winning actress beloved by the public. But when her soon-to-be-ex-
husband is caught in a sex scandal, Dallas's charmed life turns tabloid. Grant is the one
willing to protect her and her son to secure the future they were meant to share.
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Heat Wave by Nancy Thayer
Recent widow Carley discovers that her finances are shot, so she sets out, kids in tow, to
chart her future. She decides to turn her mansion into a B&B against the wishes of her
in-laws, and she keeps bumping into her husband’s law partner and her feelings for him.
Beneath the Texas Sky by Jodi Thomas
Texas Ranger Josh is a complete stranger to Bethanie, and her only chance to escape
from her uncle's grasp. Without hesitating, she strikes a deal with the rugged lawman to
take her with him to his family's ranch near Fort Worth. They forge an unexpected bond.
Texas Blue by Jodi Thomas
Gambler Lewton Paterson wants to marry into a respectable family. After scamming his
way to Whispering Mountain he seeks out one of the McMurray sisters. But he’ll have to
learn a thing or two about ranching and love before he can hope to have a chance.
The Tender Texan by Jodi Thomas
Anna and Wyatt vowed to live together for only a year, but as the challenges of the
savage land bring them closer together, neither can resist the aching desire that
inflames their hearts and touches their souls.
Moonlight Cove: A Chesapeake Shores Novel Bk6 by Sherryl Woods
Jess O’Brien has overcome a lot and views herself as a “screw-up” in a family of
overachievers. When she starts dating, friends suggest the online route. No one
responds, which is fine with her psychologist Will Lincoln. He knows the perfect guy.
The Laws of Attraction by Sherryl Woods
High-powered attorney Ashley D’Angelo has finally burned out. After heeding the call of
Rose Cottage, she believes she may have found the calm she so desperately needs and
perhaps the chance at a happy ending with handsome Josh Madison.
For the Love of Pete by Sherryl Woods
Jo D’Angelo takes a chance and returns to the beautiful Rose Cottage to reconnect with
her former beau Pete Catlett. It’s been some years since they were both together and
now Pete is dealing with his troubled young son. Does Rose Cottage have the power to
reunite these two wounded souls.
Tea and Destiny by Sherryl Woods
Aquarium trainer Ann Davies was the giving sort. She gave herself unreservedly to her
patients and the dolphins she used to help them. But she drew the line at the likes of
Hank Riley, a big contractor who demanded everything! Ann craved the idea of being
desired and cared for, but what would happen when Hank walked away?
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H ISTORICAL R OMANCE
Merrywinds: a Dowry Girls Adventure by Jackie Griffey
With no marital hope in their village, Patience O’Connor and Gwenneth Hume set sail for
America on the good ship Merrywinds. The two take over shipboard duties when the
crew gets sick and witness ordeals at sea.
Notorious Pleasures: The Maiden Lane Series Bk2 by Elizabeth Hoyt
Lady Hero Batten lives in the lap of luxury with her dull, humorless husband the Marquis
of Mandeville. But when she meets his brother, Griffin Remington, the perfect “badboy,”
Hero instantly dislikes him, but soon the sparks fly...
Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas
A lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway had never been seriously courted and
resigned herself to a life without love. When her friend Prudence Mercer’s fiance called
off their engagement for personal reasons Beatrix contrives to continue the relationship
by forging Pru’s letters! An innocent deception became an undeniable passion.
It Happened One Season by Laurens, Balogh, D’Alessandro, Hern
A handsome hero returns from war, battle scarred and world-weary. But family duty calls
and he must find a bride. A young lady facing yet another season without a suitor never
expected to find love.
When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey
When Alana Farmer and her guardian were forced to flee to London from the forces of
Napoleon, she hardly expected to re-enter her country as the lost princess of Lubinia.
She’s immediately arrested by Christoph Becker, head of he palace guard. While
interogating Alana, Becker falls in love.
The Creed Legacy: The Creed Cowboys, Bk3 by Linda Lael Miller
Wild rodeo cowboy, Brody Creed, likes life on the move until he meets his family-
oriented brother. It didn’t hurt that he also met a gorgeous copper haired beauty from
his past, Carolyn Simmons, who’s temporarily in town waiting for her big chance.
When Calls the Heart: Canadian West Series Bk1 by Janette Oke
She came from the east to teach on the frontier. She cares deeply for the school
children, but has determined not to open her heart to the local men. Of course, she
hadn’t counted on meeting a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply in love as high-school sweethearts. Tuck
Hostetler had been their mentor and friend during this frenzied time. When he died
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years later, the two were summoned back to his home and left asking the question, even
when their lives took such different turns: Can love truely re-write the past?
Breathless: The House of Rohan Bk3 by Anne Stuart
Ruined and shunned by London society, Miranda Rohan has nothing left to lose. Fueled
by this she throws her lot in with the ruthless Lucien de Malheur, The Scorpion. Lucien is
out to destroy the Rohans and hopes to entice Miranda to aid his schemes.
Heartbreak Creek: a Runaway Brides Novel: by Kaki Warner
Edwina Ladoux hoped that becoming a mail-order bride would be her way out of the
woar-torn South and into a better life. But as soon as she arrived in Heartbreak Creek,
Colorado, and met her hulking, brooding groom, she realized she’d made a big mistake.
P ARANORMAL R OMANCE
Canyons of Night: Looking Glass Trilogy Bk3 by Jayne Castle
Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately owned woods known as the Preserve.
After 15 years away Charlotte and her teen crush Slade Attridge are back. Will their
paranormal powers keep them from being drawn to the dark side of the Preserve?
One Magic Moment by Lynn Kurland
Magic and romance go hand-in-hand, especially when medievel studies scholar Tess
Alexander thinks her local village mechanic looks like someone she knows from 800
years ago! Still, Tess wonders about that mysterious sword wielding mechanic. The last
thing John de Piaget needs is someone digging around in his ancient history!
The Darkest Secret: Lord of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the thoughts of others. When he
is chained to prevent him destroying those he loves, his only hope is death. Haidee is a
demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun, but how can she hate someone she loves?
The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter
Strider is forced by his nature to avoid defeat at all costs. But he has a real opponent in
the form of Kaia. She must win the Gold medal in the upcoming Harpy games or die. As
the competition heats up, only one prize…their love…will matter.
R EGENCY R OMANCE
Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh
William Ailsbury, Earl of Heyward, rescues Lady Angeline Dudley from a scoudrel’s
advances in hopes that she might share his aspirations. When a stolen kiss awakens
something primal within him, he does the right thing and proffers marriage.
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Prince of Ravenscar: A Sherbrooke Novel by Catherine Coulter
Nicholas Monroe, widowed "Prince of Ravenscar," is feeling pressure from his family to
remarry. But the mysterious death of his first wife, Lily, still hangs over his head.
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster by Stephanie Laurens
Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather’s engagement ball, Eliza is spirited north to
Edinburgh. Desperate to escape, she seizes upon the first possible champion who
happens along: gentleman Jeremy Carling. He cannot abandon a damsel in distress.
Mastered By Love: a Bastion Club Novel by Stephanie Laurens
The men of the Bastion Club have proved their bravery fighting for their country. Now
their secret leader Dalziel is on a more personal mission: marriage. The proffered
cotterie of suitable ladies is boring, but that saucy scullery maid, Minerva Chesterton
promises to provide comforting days and pleasurable nights.
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue by Stephanie Laurens
Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and
into wedded bliss, Heather Cynster boldly attends a racy soiree. But she is soon swept
out of harms way by Breckenridge. When Heather is kidnapped after the ball and spirited
to London, she wonders if Breckenridge will prove himself again.
R OMANTIC S USPENSE
From Barcelona With Love by Elizabeth Adler
Two years ago, celebrity Bibi Fortunata was arrested on suspicion of murdering her lover
and his mistress, who happened to be Bibi’s best friend. When her daughter came to
P.I.s Mac Reilly and Sunny Alvarez, they couldn’t resist the intrigue.
Dead By Morning by Beverly Barton
Maleah is tough and dedicated to her work for Powell Security. But she is unnerved
when a madman starts systematically killing relatives of her collegue. She teams up with
profiler Derek Lawrence to uncover a killer and together they uncover a legacy of lies.
Goddess of Vengeance by Jackie Collins
Lucky has it all. She runs a lucrative casino and hotel complex: The Keys in Las Vegas.
Her husband is directing successful movies and her kids are beautiful and successful.
Now businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take it all away from her.
Secrets of Bella Terra: a Scarlet Deception Novel by Christina Dodd
The DiLucca brothers were all handsome but emotionally wounded by their father’s
many affairs. Brooke was friends with all three, but she was closest to Rafe. Looking
back, Brooke is wary, but when she gets into Rafe’s old Mustang the old flame rekindles.
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Trace of Fever by Lori Foster
Undercover mercenary Trace Rivers plans to set-up corrupt businessman Murray Coburn,
and then shut him down. When Coburn’s estranged daughter shows up with revenge on
her mind, she teams up with Trace to bring her father down. As the relationship heats
up, the couple have to “keep it real” to survive.
Savor the Danger by Lori Foster
After Alani Rivers was kidnapped, she vowed never to trust another man again. Still,
something about this strong, sexy hero makes her want to believe him. As Jackson hunts
down a mysterious intruder, he swears he’ll keep Alani safe. Will the truth bring them
closer together or put Alani in harms way again?
The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
Dr. Ellie Sullivan is called as a witness against a criminal couple known as the Landrys.
As a primary witness, Ellie is contacted by the chief investigator Agent Max Daniels. The
Landry’s are known for intimidating witnesses, but Daniels vows to be Ellie’s shadow.
Heart of Evil: Krew of Hunters Bk2 by Heather Graham
When a body is found hanging in a nearby New Orleans cemetery, Ashley Donegal turns
to a team of paranormal investigators for answers. One of them, Jake Mallory, is a gifted
musician with a haunted past but a penchant for the paranormal.
Prey by Linda Howard
Dare Callahan and Angie Powell both have rival hunting businesses in the wilds of
Montana. Dare has finally succeeded in pushing Angie to the brink of bankruptcy. As she
takes one last client out for bear, both Angie and Dare end up pursued.
Quinn: an Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller by Iris Johansen
Former Navy SEAL and cop Joe Quinn didn’t realize what he was getting into when he
fell in love with Eve Duncan. With her determination to find her daughter, Joe and Eve
join forces with CIA agent Catherine Lang to find Bonnie. Meanwhile, Eve’s former
husband is still alive and very much a threat to the investigation.
Saint’s Gate by Carla Neggers
Emma Sharpe is summoned to Maine to investigate an art heist in a convent. When the
nun who contacted Emma is murdered, Emma ends up in the middle. Enter Colin
Donavan, FBI agent. His friend Father Bracken asks him to assist with the investigation.
Vanish in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
When Marisa was a little girl her mother abandoned her for the Amish community she
came from. Years later, a shocking call reveals her mother’s blood-stained suitcase
hidden in a barn, but some folks will kill to keep this secret buried.
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Justice by Karen Robards
Criminal attorney Jessica Ford is in the Secret Service’s witness protection program, but
winning a high-visibility case is sure to put her in the spotlight. Questions arise as
Jessica’s newest case involves a U.S. Senator’s son and witness tampering.
Unquiet by Robb, Blayney, Gaffney, Langan, McComas
A shopkeeper’s solitude is complicated by a magic coin. A lonely woman and a psychic
find romance through the other side. An angry spirit is a widow’s only hope. A ghost
eases his brother’s pain by inviting him into anothers’ dreams.
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts (Bestseller)
Rowan thinks little else in life is as exciting as fire jumping. Her father was a legend.
Gulliver’s one of the new jumpers with different interests: firejumping and working a
children’s arcade. Rowan needs someone to lean on, and Gulliver might just be the one.
Blood Stains: the Searchers: Bk1 by Sharon Sala
As a girl, Maria was taken from her family when her prostitute mother was killed. She
was raised by a preacher. When her past was revealed at the reading of her father’s will,
she determined to sort out her past. Det. Bodie Scott takes on the dangerous cold case.
Blood Ties: The Searchers Bk2 by Sharon Sala
Savannah Slade has a hidden past. After reading her father’s will she discovers she has a
different but real family in Miami. Now she’s the heiress to a large fortune, so she dumps
her boyfriend and heads back east only to unsettle her real “family”.
Coming Home: The Chesapeake Diaries by Mariah Stewart
Ex-FBI agent Grady Shields moved to Montana after his wife’s murder. After years of
seclusion, he attended his sister’s wedding on Chesapeake Bay, and there he met
Vanessa Keaton. The sparks began to fly, but neither was looking for romance.
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S USPENSE T HRILLERS
Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott
CIA agent Sam Capra is a loving husband and soon-to-be father. But in one moment in
London he loses his most valuable possesion: his family. Sam begins the hunt, only to
find that the kidnapping of his family is part of the plot against him.
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
Harry began life as the son of a dock worker. Told from early on that he would work the
shipyards his whole life, he was miraculously saved by an educational scholarship that
changed his life. As he grew, he questioned who his father was and how he died.
The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
When Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are asked to work on the case of alleged serial
killer Edgar Roy, the case got complicated. A collegue asked the pair for help, but now
he’s dead. King & Maxwell are on their own to conquer the dark corners of government.
The Boneyard by Jefferson Bass
Bill Brockton’s forensic team is called upon to help clear up the death of a former
student’s sister. In the ruins of an abandoned Florida juvenile detention facility Brockton
and his team uncover the remains of several juveniles who met a violent death.
Defensive Wounds by Lisa Black
Forensic investigator Theresa MacLean is dealing with multiple victims who happen to be
defense attorneys. Some feel one of them had it coming, but as Theresa presses ahead,
she and her daughter are in danger. A mother will do anything to protect her child!
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
Chip and Emily Linton and their two daughters move into a rambling Victorian home in
rural New Hampshire. There are odd things about this place. There’s a heavily bolted
door in the house and the locals seem “odd”.
Lethal by Sandra Brown
After Honor Gillette is visited by Lee Coburn, a suspected murderer seeking a valuable
object that Honor's late husband left behind, they find themselves running from the FBI
and untangling a web of corruption and depravity
Merciless by Mary Burton
When human bones are identified as a former patient of Dr. Dillon Dixon, Detective
Malcolm Kier supects the worst. As the body count rises, Kier is convinced that the next
victim could be the woman who defended Dixon: Angie Carlson.
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The Night Season by Chelsea Cain
With the Beauty Killer locked away Portland detective Archie Sheridan can rest a little
easier, or so he thought. With the Spring runoff high along the Willamette, several
bodies have turned up, but they look like homicides. Archie and his crew investigate.
The Affair: a Reacher Novel by Lee Child
A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base.
But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover and
finds criminality at levels no one saw coming. Then the investigation spins out of control.
Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy with Peter Telep
A terrorist bombing in Pakistan wipes out Max Moore’s entire CIA team. Moore finds a
connection between the tribal areas of Pakistan and the Mexican drug cartel. Moore
leads a group of agents determined to stop a strike on America.
No One Will Hear You by Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens
Two sado-masachistic madmen are locked in competition to see who can make the “cut”
for the producers of TV’s Crime Scene series. During a videotape audition for the show
one of the crooks vows to kill again if he doesn’t make the show!
The Fifth Witness: a Lincoln Lawyer Novel by Michael Connelly (Bestseller)
One of Mickey Haller’s forclosure clients is accused of murdering the very banker
foreclosing on her home. When thugs attack Mickey himself, he knows he’s on the right
track. He soon rallies to present the best defense of his career.
Split Second: an FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock discover that a serial killer on the loose has
blood ties to the infamous Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy
Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.
Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
Crichton’s new novel pits nature against modern technology. Completed by visionary
writer Richard Preston, this boundary pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-
pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting edge fiction.
The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming
In 1992 Edward Crane died in a London hospital. He was known as a resourceful
diplomat, but he was more than that. When a journalist starts researching a possible
connection between Crane and the notorious Trinity Spy Ring, within hours she’s dead.
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Carte Blanche 007: The New James Bond Novel by Jeffery Deaver
Sexy James Bond is already a veteran of the Afghan campaign and has re-entered the
world of deep cover. He’s joined a Special Unit outside mainstream Intelligence with one
goal: to protect the Realm by any means necessary.
Spycatcher by Matthew Dun
Will Cochrane is the CIA and MI6’s most prized asset. In going up against an Iranian
Revolutionary Guard General he faces an opponent more treacherous than any he has
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (humor)
Stephanie Plum has just survived the worst Hawaiian vacation ever. Her seat-mate
coming home is dead and a collection of wierdos and FBI agents is looking her. Things
aren’t any better at home either and all Stephanie can see is complications.
Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder
When Nick Heller returns to Boston he’s summoned by his old friend and fund magnate
Marshall Marcus to find his daughter Alexa abducted. Her sufferings are being recorded
on the Intenet and if Nick doesn’t save her in time the whole world will watch her die.
The Silent Girl: a Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen
Boston detective Jane Rizzoli is turned on her head when a grizzly murder full of ancient
symbols turns her attention to Chinatown and its’ wary people. It’s clear that ancient evil
is afoot as Rizzoli attempts to enlist locals and Dr. Isles to stop this new terror.
Gideon’s War by Howard Gordon
Reknowned negotiator Gideon Davis gets a request from a government friend to
“chaparone” a rogue agent who is turning himself in. When the plan goes awry, Gideon
is forced to embrace his dark side before a global conspiracy turns deadly.
Sacred Evil by Heather Graham (Paranormal)
Manhattan Detective Jude Crosby and paranormal expert Whitney Tremont team up to
investigate what appears to be the return of Jack the Ripper. But this character is twice
as shocking and sinister.
Victory and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Historical)
Just weeks after Hitler’s suicide, OSS chief Cletus Frade and his collegues find
themselves embattled on two fronts: internal loss of mission and an external need to re-
focus efforts on the coming struggle with Stalin.
Afraid of the Dark by James Grippando
Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save accused terrorist
Jamal from the death penalty. Years before, Seargent Vince Paulo’s best friends’
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daughter had fingered Jamal as her murderer. But if Jamal is innocent, then the man
who murdered McKenna and took Paulo’s sight is still out there.
The Litigators by John Grisham
The not-so-affluent law firm of Finley and Figg have been barely making it in Chicago for
years now. Scraping by on DUIs and quickie divorces, they can’t believe their luck when
in stumbles recently fired lawyer David Zinc. Willing to take any job, he’s soon willing to
work by skating on the edge of the law. An entertaining romp.
Reckless by Andrew Gross
If you like Lee Child or Harlan Coben, this book will appeal as well. Prominent people
start turning up dead including Ty Hauck’s lady friend. As Ty hunts the murderer of a
close friend he steps into the crosshairs of a sinister conspiracy.
Iron House by John Hart
Michael and Julian were brothers who grew up in a Home for Boys. Michael left when a
boy was killed and took the blame. Decades later Michael is an enforcer in the mob
underworld and meets Elena. Will he be allowed to leave the mob or is Elena in danger?
The Night Eternal: Strain Trilogy Bk3 by G. Del Toro and C. Hogan (Paranormal)
It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire
world now lies on the brink of annihilation. Humankind’s only hope for salvation is Dr.
Ephraim Goodweather, head of the CDC team, and his band of freedom fighters.
Born To Die by Lisa Jackson
Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli are called out on a bizarre case. Pathologist
Dr. Kacey Lambert realizes that the man she just started dating had links to the dead
women. The killer is still at work and Kacey may be at the top of his list.
Bonnie by Iris Johansen
When Eve Duncan’s little girl Bonnie suddenly vanished she turned to her beloved Joe
Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling for help. The more she digs however, the more she
realizes that Bonnie’s father is a key player in the puzzle.
The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane
Family court judge Hope Willis’s daughter has been kidnapped. Against her husband’s
advice, she hires Casey Woods and her group “Forensic Insticts.” They can read people
instantly and they sense a nervous spouse and a nanny hiding something.
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Jake Epping is a high-school english teacher who moonlights on the side tutoring GED
students. One day Jake’s friend Al, who runs a local diner shares a secret: his basement
is a portal to 1958! He enlists Jake in an insane scheme to save President Kennedy.
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Betrayal by Fern Michaels
Older couple Kate and Alex Rocket have a wonderful marriage, but with no kids of their
own have adopted their friend’s daughters. So when Sara accuses Alex of the
unthinkable, Kate can only watch helplessly as her husband is jailed. Soon Kate’s grief
turns to anger against those who have destroyed her husband.
Home Free: Sisterhood Series Bk20 by Fern Michaels
The Sisterhood is back, and their long-time ally President Connor has announced the
formation of a top-secret organization. This special unit is off the books, but the girls will
be asked to tackle jobs no one else wants. For the Sisterhood it marks a new beginning.
Dreams of the Dead by Perri O’Shaughnessy
Nina Reilly collaborates with a grave exhumation expert and triggers a cat-and-mouse
game between her former investigator Paul van Wagoner and a brilliant killer.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (Medical Thriller)
The indomitable Dr. Annick Swenson has been “lost” in the Amazon jungle and Dr.
Marina Singh has been sent to find her. What Swenson finds is a woman ruling with an
iron fist. Replete with wild animals and cannibals. Can she be stopped?
Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
When poor art student Mat Bannon finds a medical bag filled with diamonds during an
attack on Grand Central Station, he dreams of a carefree time with his girlfriend.
Unknown to him he’s being chased by The Ghost, a high-profile diamond syndicate hit
man. And now they’re chasing The Ghost too!
Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
When the President’s children are abducted from school and Alex Cross can’t get any
traction on the case, he knows something is amiss. Then a deadly contagion infects the
D.C. water supply. When the highest security clearance can’t get Cross any closer to the
culprit, he makes the ultimate gamble.
The Devils Light by Richard North Patterson
Osama Bin Laden and his comrades have sinister plans for Israel. A nuclear bomb is
being sent through Pakistan. Deep inside Washington, Brooke Chandler, a recently
exposed CIA agent thinks he knows how the bomb is being moved. He just has to
convince the CIA and the White House.
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult (legal)
A dead baby is discovered in an Amish barn in Lancaster County. The police investigation
points to the young mother, Katie Fisher. Big city attorney Ellie Hathaway is appointed to
defend Katie only to discover a different system of justice.
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Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
A body is found in a barrel by the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But this isn’t the first time
this sort of thing has happened. Then the FBI gets involved only to terminate its
investigation. Temperence Brennan’s Medical Examiner’s office starts investigating and
juggling multiple theories when a strange substance in that barrel stops them.
Indulgence In Death by J.D. Robb
Random hits, thrill kills, and murderers with a taste for the finer things are getting to Lt.
Eve Dallas. But Eve can give as good as she gets. As the situation intensifies Eve turns to
her husband Roarke for answers and they’re both swept up in uncontrollable events.
Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Helstrom
Swedish police informant and underworld kingpin Piet Hoffmann is suddenly
compromised in prison when another informant is killed after a botched drug deal. Now
with both the police and mafia on his tail, he has only one chance and three seconds.
Blood Trails: the Searchers by Sharon Sala
Haunted by her father’s past, Holly Slade seeks to find out if her mother was right about
her dad. Was he really a serial killer? So she leaves home and the handsome ranch
foreman she’s afraid to love, to find him. Her search leads to a terrible truth.
Shockwave by John Sandford
The first bomb goes off on the top floor of PyeMart’s headquarters. The second one
explodes at the construction site itself. The blasts are meant to inflict maximum damage
– and they do. Who’s behind this and how far will they go? Virgil Flowers is assigned to
find out and before more people are killed.
Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
Haunted by in inability to stop a masacre in London, Master spy Gabriel Allon and his
wife are called to Washington to confront a new threat from Yemen. This time it’s an
American born cleric who was once a paid CIA informant. But now he’s plotting a new
wave of attacks and Allon is on his trail.
Fallen by Karen Slaughter
When the hostage situation turns deadly, Georgia FBI agent Faith Mitchell is left with too
may questions. To find her mother, she’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and
they’ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn’t a cop anymore,
she’s a witness. And she’ll have to fight to find the truth.
Watch Me Die by Erica Spindler
Bad things are happening to stained-glass artist Mira Gallier. Hurricane Katrina took her
business and husband away. And just when she’s getting herself together emotionally, a
psychopath pops up. A chain of murders rocks New Orleans and the police suspect Mira.
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The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
Growing up in Central Africa, Vanessa Munroe learned how to survive and thrive among
the criminal class. As an information specialist she learned to provide data to the highest
bidder. Her current life is good in Dallas. But since becoming involved in the
disappearance of a young girl, Vanessa finds herself in Africa and this time in trouble.
The Athena Project by Brad Thor
Part of the top-secret, all-female Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest
women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments: hunting down
the arms dealer who supplied the explosives for the deadly Rome terrorist attack.
Sanctus: Ruin Trilogy Bk1 by Simon Toyne
A man climbs to the summit of the oldest inhabitable place on earth, a mountain called
the Citadel. It’s a Vatican like state that towers above the city of Ruin in Turkey. But this
is no ordinary ascent. It is a symbolic act, and one that is witnessed by the world. The
inhabitants of the Citadel will stop at nothing to keep this from happening.
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Dominion by Eric Van Lustbader
Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive gang of terorists planning to destroy America’s
strategic resources. So he enlists the aid of his long-time friend General Boris Karpov,
the head of Russia’s feared FSB-2 spy agency. But Boris has made a deal for his job that
includes killing Bourne. Now these two are on a collision course.
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson
Memories define us. So what if you lose your memory every time you go to sleep? Your
name, your identity, your past, even the people you love…all forgotten overnight. And
the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. This is Christine’s life.
The Sixes by Kate White
When the body of a female student washes up from the nearby river, disturbing secrets
begin to surface among the students: accusations of abuses wrought by a secret society
of girls on campus known as The Sixes. Phoebe Hall embarks on a search for clues that
soon raise dark memories of her own boarding school days.
DOC by Mary Doria Russell
Born an educated Southern gentleman, Dr. John Holliday left Atlanta to save his life.
Taking up with a rough young lady, he moved from place to place and lived the dissolute
life until he finally settled in Dodge City and struck up an unlikly friendship with part-time
policeman Wyatt Earp.
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The Fatal Gift of Beauty: the Trials of Amanda Knox by Nina Burleigh
This is an interesting read about the sexual intrigue surrounding the trial of American
Amanda Knox. We see the problematic investigation and the controversial trial.
The Time of Our Lives by Tom Brokaw
Offering ideas from Americans who are change agents in their communities, Brokaw
gives us a wise, honest, and wide-ranging view, a vision of hopefulness.
Area 51: an Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by A.
Jacobsen Area 51 is the most secret military base in America. It has a reputation for
secrecy and rumors of having housed aliens and military weapons. Some believe the
Lunar landing was filmed there. No credible insider has divulged the truth, until now.
The Secret Lives of Wives: What It Really Takes To Stay Married by I. Krasnow
Now we have a book of research on what it takes for today’s woman to stay married.
What is their secret? Iris Krasnow interviewed more than 200 wives.
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
This investigation of financial bubbles beyond our shores is so entertaining that it leads
the reader to complacency until he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington
D.C. Only then do we understand the reckoning awaiting the greatest of debtor nations.
Computing For Seniors: Quicksteps by Marty Matthews, Carole Boggs Mattews, Gary
David Bouton, and Bobbi Sandberg
Lots of pictures and helpful hints. Areas include: Using the Internet, Security, Email,
Socializing online, Applications, Photography, Digital Media use, and Geneaology.
Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and
Buried Treasure by John Otis
In 2003 an airplane carrying three American contractors crashed in the Colombian jungle
among the rebel forces fighting the government. Here’s how the hostages were freed.
Bringing Adam Home: the Abduction That Changed America by Les Standiford
with Detective Sergeant Joe Matthews
Most people have heard of the TV series “America’s Most Wanted” starring John Walsh.
This is the story of his son Adam Walsh’s abduction and murder.
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by G. Wood
Because the U.S. began as an idea, Pulizer-Prize winning author Wood believes that the
American revolution is the most important event in our history, bar none.
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Untied: a Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering by Meredith Baxter
Beloved TV actress Baxter is best known for her role as a hippie mom in Family Ties.
Her warmth and humor made her enormously popular.
Dear Cary: My Life With Cary Grant by Dyan Cannon
Cary Grant was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour and achievement. Dyan
Cannon was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny. So began a storybook romance.
Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
Inside this book you will find an assortment of wonderful things—words, pictures,
advice, tidbits, morsels, shenanigans, and in some copies four hundred dollars cash.
And Furthermore by “Dame” Judi Dench
Filled with her sense of humor and crisp intelligence, it is also a personal story: her early
days in a theatre-loving family and the loss of her beloved husband Michael Williams.
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, a Love Story by Ree
Drummond Out for a drink with friends, Ree wasn’t looking to meet anyone, let alone a
tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a ranch miles from her hometown. Drummond
recounts the rip-roaring details of her unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy.
Jeannie Out of the Bottle by Barbara Eden with Wendy Leigh
Best known for her TV role in I Dream of Jeannie, she finally lets “Jeannie” out of the
bottle to tell her story. A deeply intimate memoir of tragedy and optimism.
Bossypants by Tina Fey (Bestseller/Humor)
Emmy Award winning actress and comedian Tina Fey, best known for her stints in
“Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock”, has turned her hand to writing her biography.
Don’t Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight: an African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
Fuller’s childhood in Africa is a diary of an unruly life in a frequently inhospitable place,
filled with her ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate.
Life Is Not a Stage by Florence Henderson with Joel Brokaw
Most known for her role as Carol Brady on TVs “The Brady Bunch,” she started her
career on stage. In 1962 she was the 1st woman to host The Tonight Show.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Bestseller)
This is the roller-coaster life and intense personality of an entrepreneur whose passion
for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized our world.
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Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M. Johnson
Donna Johnson was three when her mother became the organist for David Terrell’s
religious road-show. As his flock and finances increased, irreguarities surfaced.
“Terrellites” left their homes to await Jesus. He didn’t show up, but the IRS did.
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the
Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep them Safe by Gayle T. Lemmon
Kamila Sidiqi’s life changed when the Taliban siezed control of Kabul. She had a teaching
degree but was banned from teaching and confined to her home.
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles,
Angels, and Life Beyond This World by Kevin and Alex Malarkey
Alex and his dad Kevin were in a car accident and for the next two months Alex was in a
coma. When he finally awoke, he revealed his experiences on the other side.
The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke
With unswerving candor, O’Rourke conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up
life and the way memory can lead us out of the darkness of loss.
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Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
by Joshua Foer On average, people squander 40 days a year compensating for things
forgotten. This book presents research and tricks of the mentalist’s trade.
The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from
the Landmark Eight Decade Study by H. S. Friedman, Ph.D. & L. R. Martin, Ph. D.
Friedman and Martin studied 1500 people at to find out who lives the longest and why.
Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap To Recovery by Peter G. Levine
Written for stroke survivors, their caregivers and loved ones, this book presents a new
and more effective treatment philosophy that is startlingly simple.
The 17 Day Diet: a Doctor’s Plan Designed for Rapid Results by Dr. Mike Moreno
Moreno’s diet is four 17 day cycles to adjust your metabolism to burn fat consistently.
You: Losing Weight: The Owner’s Manual To Simple and Healthy Weight Loss
by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew Weil, M.D.
Scientific evidence shows that true satisfaction and well-being come from within.
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